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Court Rules Man's Obesity Is Not A Disability

Law360 (September 13, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled Tuesday that a man who is morbidly obese couldn’t claim impairment under the Americans with Disabilities Act because his weight problem was not prompted by a physiological cause.

In the decision, the court referred to one of its prior decisions in which it emphasized that a physical characteristic must relate to a physiological disorder in order to qualify to determine an actual or perceived disability.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which brought the case on behalf of...
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